How to become an Uber Driver.
You know about Uber: that service which provides its customers with a private transport network, through its mobile application software (app) that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles registered in their platform, which offer a transportation service to individuals.
This service can make you win some money. You have a car, some free time and you like to drive. Why not create some incomes in the way?
To start being a provider of Uber services, the driver must meet certain requirements and send some required documents to the platform. Once you have done so, you must wait for them to be accepted. If admitted, the driver can begin to make routes. This is a service where you must demonstrate you are a trustworthy person to get a certification and your routes according to your GPS ubication.
The requirements for a driver may vary from one country to another because this is an international service. As a very general overview, you require:
- To have a cell phone that can support the Uber application.
- To be over 21 years old.
- Do not have a criminal record.
- Your driver’s license.
- Current permit of circulation.
- Background certificate.
- You have to get a bank account to receive your incomes.
- Proof of personal and fiscal domicile.
- To present yourself to do antidoping, psychometric and driving exams in a place they will make you know in your city.
The fact that in the application, your profile as a driver will appear as your rating, the picture of your car along with your plate.
Your vehicle must have some requirements to be accepted by Uber too, the general overview is:
- Being in excellent condition, both on the outside and inside.
- Front airbags.
- Four doors.
- Operative seatbelts for all passengers.
- No significant mechanical or aesthetic modifications (including the change to natural gas combustion).
- No tinted glass.
- Air conditioner.
- A place for luggage.
From country to country, the year of the car and the Uber services may vary. You might be lucky enough to be in a place where 2006 cars get accepted, or not that lucky, in countries that allow cars from 2009 and up. Also, Uber provides several services that might be in your country or not. But the general services are:
Uber X: It is the most shared and economical option of Uber, it includes vehicles model 2006 onwards “although this depends on the policies of Uber for each city,” it accepts four passengers maximum and allows to optionally divide the tariff among the passenger’s users.
Uber XL: It is the edition of Uber that consists of vans as the transport with the extended capacity of up to six, seven or eight passengers.
Uber Black: It is the most exclusive version of Uber, consists of dark cars last model with the capacity of four passengers, is often used by organizations and companies to transport staff.
Uber SUV: Alternative more expensive than UberXL unlike its pickup trucks are of a more recent model.
Uber Pool: This is a shared UberX edition, giving an opportunity for up to 3 users from different locations to request a trip to a similar destination that is close to all users sharing the journey, thus saving a considerable amount by comparing it when seeking A UberX service.
Uber Select: Service similar to Uber BLACK unlike cars are not strictly dark, and has a lower cost than this.
Uber VIP: It is an option within the app that is available to certain locations, once the user completes his 100 trips made in the application of Uber will unlock this new service that consists of requesting drivers with a rating that has the highest average or equal to 4.8 stars.
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